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Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
tr. & intr.v. freck·led, freck·ling, freck·les
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.

[From Middle English frakles, freckles, alteration of fraknes, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse freknōttr, freckly.]

freck′ly adj.
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نـَمَش pihy fregner Sommersprossen φακίδες pecas pisamat taches de rousseur pjegice lentiggini そばかす 주근깨 sproetjes fregner piegi sardas веснушки fräknar ตกกระ çiller tàn nhang 斑点
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References in classic literature ?
Mrs Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been.
That tooth of her's and those freckles. Freckles do not disgust me so very much as they do him.
But deep below our freckles and hay-coloured hair the unhandsomest of us dream of a prince or a princess, not vicarious, but coming to us alone.
The freckles on Tildy's cheeks merged into a rosy flush.
"No, I suppose you don't; but you see I'm not very much to took at, anyway, on account of the freckles. Oh, and I ought to explain about the red gingham and the black velvet basque with white spots on the elbows.
'cause where there ISN'T any glass I can't see my freckles."
His short-cropped hair might have been a mere continuation of the sandy freckles on his forehead and face.
There's a dim half-memory of being lifted up to the gangway, and of a big red countenance covered with freckles and surrounded with red hair staring at me over the bulwarks.
I don't mind the other things so much--the freckles and the green eyes and my skinniness.
There were a few freckles on her face, and a small, dark mole near the under lip and one on the temple, half-hidden in her hair.
Tom Freckle, the smith's son, was the next victim to her rage.
Wearing minimal makeup, the photograph shows off Halsey's natural freckles.